The wind farm is being constructed on cleared open and level land that is predominantly used for dairy farming. The location is highly exposed to consistent winds, making the site ideal for wind powered electricity generation. Livestock grazing will continue around the wind turbines once construction is complete. In 2018, the Mortlake South Wind Farm was successful in the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) reverse auction. VRET is the Victorian Government’s legislated target aiming for 25% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2020 and 40% by 2025.
ACCIONA is committed to engaging with the local community surrounding the Mortlake South Wind Farm project. We acknowledge the importance and value of feedback (including enquiries and complaints). You can contact us via our free call community hotline on 1800 283 550,
email on email@example.com, by post via PO Box 24110, Melbourne VIC 3001 or in person at 95 Dunlop Street, Mortlake 3272 – Fridays between 9.00am – 4.00pm.
We are excited to announce the successful recipients of the 2020 Mortlake South Wind Farm Sponsorship and Small Grants Program. Twenty-six community groups across Mortlake, Terang and Noorat received a share of this year’s sponsorship funding, which totaled close to $50,000. For more information about the program and this year’s successful applicants, please click here.
Our latest Mortlake South Wind Farm fact sheet is available here.
Our latest Mortlake South Wind Farm newsletter is available here.
Following extensive consultation with the local community and Council, ACCIONA has announced it is going to build an underground connection line for the Mortlake South Wind Farm. For more information about the connection line, please click here.
The Mortlake South Wind Farm brings significant economic activity with a positive effect on the region.
Generation of 80-100 construction jobs
Up to 10 ongoing operations and maintenance jobs on site for the life of the project (~20+ years)
Substantial additional economic focus in the Moyne Shire, complementary to ongoing dairying, grazing, cropping, tourism and service activities
Substantial increase in the Moyne Shire’s rates base
Diversified income for host landowners
A targeted Shared Benefits Program to strategically deliver added value to the local region for the operational life of the project
ACCIONA is committed to improving the social and economic platform of the region and sharing the benefits of the project as widely and equitably as possible. For more information about our shared benefits approach for each of our projects, click here.
The Mortlake South Wind Farm Shared Benefits Program comprises of several initiatives:
Scholarship Program – launching during operations phase: Further details about this initiative will become available closer to the operational phase of the project (anticipated 2021).
For more information about our other community engagement and benefit initiatives, click here.
Owners of residential dwellings within 4 kilometres of a Mortlake South Wind Farm wind turbine generator can apply for landscaping to help reduce the visual impact of the wind farm. This Program is a requirement of our Planning Permit.
If you own a dwelling within 4kms of the wind farm, please click here for the Expression of Interest Form. Eligible applicants will receive a visual screening assessment from a qualified landscape architect who can design a plan to suit your needs and preferences. ACCIONA will arrange this meeting and cover all costs involved for the plan, tree planting and maintenance for 3 years.
ACCIONA has a planning permit to enable the use and development of the 220 kV underground connection line. Relevant documentation can be accessed below:
ACCIONA has a planning permit to construct the Mortlake South Wind Farm. Relevant documentation can be accessed below:
As a long-term owner and asset manager of wind farms, ACCIONA is committed to managing environmental impacts on the nearby community. This will include monitoring impacts on native wildlife and ensuring noise emissions from the wind farm comply with New Zealand Standard NZS6808:2010 – Acoustics – Wind farm noise.
For further information please see the following information sheets:
If you are interested in acquiring energy from Waubra Wind Farm or any of our other projects, more information on corporate PPA's can be found here.
Generating employment growth within the Moyne Shire local area.
Eliminates visual impact on the landscape.
Improving the social and economic platform of the region.